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400 Years of Downtown

Authentic Richmond experiences began centuries ago, long before the arrival of the English in 1607, when Christopher Newport landed near Rocketts Landing and erected a cross. Today, a commemorative cross can be found on the Canal Walk across from Riverside, on the James at 12th Street. There are dozens of other historic sites and attractions in downtown that tell more than 400 years of stories.

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Our Network of Neighborhoods

All of downtown’s neighborhoods — Jackson Ward, Old and Historic Broad Street, Court End, City Center and Capitol Square, Monroe Ward, the Financial District, Shockoe Slip, Shockoe Bottom and Manchester — have their own unique history and exciting future. Once you start exploring downtown’s neighborhoods, you’ll find out what happens when history, beautiful architecture and passionate people converge: Renovated warehouses with lofty living spaces, neighborhood coffee shops buzzing with more than just caffeine, revitalized historic buildings filled with creative and innovative companies, a continuous stream of festivals and events and restaurants galore with cuisines from around the globe.

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